Vice President and Senior Futurist
Eric Meade's recent work includes developing scenarios of primary care in 2025 for the Kresge Foundation and of vulnerability in the U.S. in 2030 for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His work in the future of poverty and development includes a recent article in World Future Review entitled "What if we loved the poor?", developing a "pro-poor scenario toolkit" for the Rockefeller Foundation, and meeting with Grameen Bank founder and Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus to discuss how futures methods can be used to identify emerging opportunities to promote international development.
Mr. Meade has worked previously as a business executive in Asia, where he set up the China sourcing operation of U.S. toy company Melissa & Doug, Inc., and as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Meade has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia. He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He serves on the Board of Directors of Counterpart International, a non-profit dedicated to sustainable global development, and is a member of the World Future Society and the Association of Professional Futurists.